Jimmer Fredette's game may not fit NBA
Who doesn't love a feel-good story? You know, the story about a player who doesn't pass the eye test, but still shines brightly on a big stage. College basketball always provides a few players each year that fall into this category -- guys who capture the nation's heart with their shot-making skills and high level of production. The NBA, of course, often plays the role of the black-hatted villain, dooming the hero to a pedestrian career, or worse. It starts during the draft process and continues. The clichéd line that "it's a whole 'nother level" is sobering and accurate, and when we consider that the NBA takes players from the entire world, it's not hard to understand just how difficult it is for a player to excel in the pro game like he did in college.
For every Kevin Durant there are five Adam Morrisons.
Why bring this up? Well, no player has captured the nation's interest this year more than Jimmer Fredette, the NCAA's leading scorer, who is rocketing up some draft boards. But I've studied the tape, and the history books, and I don't love what I see.
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